Have you been getting signs (such as pain in the back of your jaw) that it is time to go for a dentist appointment to get your wisdom teeth checked? There is a chance that during your appointment, your dentist might be telling you that it is time to get your wisdom teeth removed. Well to better prepare you, here are some of the things to know about wisdom teeth removal in Singapore!
How much does removing wisdom teeth cost in Singapore?
The cost to remove wisdom tooth in Singapore depends on what kind of removal you are going for. If you are going for a simple wisdom teeth extraction in Singapore, it will cost around $500-$950 per tooth. This already includes the fee for teeth exam, consultation and also x-ray. However, if you’re going for a surgery, it will be more expensive. On average, a wisdom teeth surgery in Singapore costs around $1300- $2200 per tooth. Again, this estimate costs already include the consultation fee prior to the surgery, along with exams and x-rays needed before giving you the approval for surgery. The great news is that on most cases, you can use your Medisave for wisdom teeth surgery.
How should I prepare for wisdom teeth removal?
For the surgery, you can focus on knowing what to expect from the surgery and understanding what your surgeon wants from you. Know the procedure and study the risks and possible complications. This will help you stay come as well. Other than that, just make sure you have cleaned your teeth and mouth before coming into the procedure.
There are some things you can do to ease your initial recovery process. Prepare soft foods at home to eat for a few days after surgery. Don’t wait until after surgery, but stock up well before the day of surgery. You will need to rest the first few days after surgery, so don’t plan on doing heavy activities right after surgery. Stocking u soft foods like yogurt, ice cream, and tofu will help a lot.
Don’t go to the surgery alone. Plan for someone to take you home after surgery. Arrange rides so that you won’t have to drive. Prepare painkillers and prepare gauge pads as advised by your dentist or surgeon because it will help you deal with the blood while the wound is still in its initial recovery process.
Another tip would be to prepare entertainment to accompany you during your time of resting at home. This is not mandatory and you can surely spend the time sleeping or doing some light work from home. However, patients have shared how preparing entertainment at home can help you pass the time quicker.
Do they put you to sleep for wisdom teeth surgery?
There are different kinds of anaesthesia that your surgeon might give you for your procedure, depending on how severe your surgeon expects your procedure to be. It will depend on the level of comfort that you need to go through the procedure. You will be put to sleep with a general anaesthesia if your procedure is complex and will cause a lot of pain without the anaesthesia. 
However, that’s not always the case. In fact, putting you to sleep for a wisdom teeth extraction is rare. Most of the time, your dentist or surgeon will only give you local anaesthesia. Local anaesthesia means that you are awake during your surgery, but you won’t feel anything around the area of your wisdom teeth. Don’t worry, even though you are awake, the anaesthesia will guarantee that you won’t feel any pain during the extraction.
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